ARCO Stocks AMIC Technology Memory

MAHWAH, N.J. — ARCO, INC. www.arcoinc.com , the Global Electronic Components distributor and Supply Chain Service Company based in Mahwah, NJ is pleased to announce they have signed a franchise distributor agreement with AMIC Technology Corporation for North and South America. AMIC’s product portfolio includes Parallel and Serial NOR Flash, SRAM, SDRAM, DDR1 and PSRAM…

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Planning for the Afterlife

Regardless of your market sector, at some point you'll need to make the decision: Keep a product on life support… or pull the plug? Most semiconductor manufacturers hope to keep their product designs alive either until the competition out-designs and under-prices them or the demand evaporates. When either will happen, whatever the reason, is something…

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HP at a Crossroads

Heads are rolling at {complink 2376|Hewlett-Packard Co.}, as new CEO Leo Apotheker moves to streamline the company and drive it deeper into enterprise software, cloud computing, and services. Apotheker took over in September, following the ouster of Mark Hurd amid a sexual harassment scandal. He hasn't had much of a honeymoon period, spending his initial…

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Doing More With Less

Electronics components suppliers are part of the trend that's driving distributors further down the design chain. As their engineering resources are cut, component makers are focusing on supporting only their largest customers, leaving distributors to pick up the slack. “Many [of our suppliers] do not have the resources to support the broad and growing customer…

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Apple: Too Cool to Boycott?

Of the many things that are hard to understand about Friday's fatal explosion at a {complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.} workshop in Chengdu, China, perhaps the most perplexing is why {complink 379|Apple Inc.} isn't hurting more. If we think back ten years, international companies receiving negative publicity about unsafe working conditions had to take significant measures…

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Turning Ideas Into Reality

Paolo Gargini, Fellow at Intel's Technology and Manufacturing Group, and director of technology strategy for the semiconductor vendor, understands very well the challenges and sometimes incredible difficulties of moving a product from conception to the end customer. At the 2011 Semico Summit on May 3, Gargini highlighted the time gap between when an idea is…

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Apple Has a Foxconn Problem

{complink 2125|Foxconn Electronics Inc.} and {complink 379|Apple Inc.} are joined at the hips. They've grown together over the last five years with Foxconn both piggybacking on and helping Apple achieve its enormous success in the PC and consumer electronics market. Today, Apple is the world's biggest electronics company by capitalization, and Foxconn is its No.…

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Digi-Key Sponsors New ECIA Search Website

ATLANTA, Ga. — The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is pleased to announce that Digi-Key Corporation is the first company to sign on as a sponsor of its industry-owned and managed inventory search website. The site provides authorized inventory only. Customers looking to avoid gray market and counterfeit product now have a site that only…

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TTI Enhances Online Customer Experience

FORT WORTH, Texas — With the mission of continuously improving customer experience online, TTI has further expanded the capabilities of its online part search tools. ezBuy users now search by their customer part number or manufacturer part number on ttiinc.com. The resulting combined customer-specific part number information and detailed product information provides for much easier…

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